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and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
. >>> and cyber snare. why searching for this harry potter star online could be hazardous to your computer's health. very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with still riding high. days after the democrats' convention ended, a new poll finds president obama enjoying a bounce in popularity. according to a reuters poll of likely voters, 47% favor president obama while 43% prefer his republican rival, mitt romney. nbc's tracie potts has the election latest from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. well, it looks like the president did get a bit of a boost. a couple of daily tracking polls released over the weekend give president obama four and five-point leads over mitt romney. perhaps not a big surprise after the democratic convention, but this was. >> come on, man. >> reporter: the only thing more surprising than this -- is the fact that scott van dusen, a big fan of president obama, is a registered republican. team obama insists the presid
you recommend? >> i would say anything by bryan selznick, and also say the harry potter series is a an amazing opportunity to open up the imagine of children and adults. >> for me, the continuing point was a good one. a lot of black belt books i enjoy. i can't think of any authors. those are books i believe in going forward with industry. >> what books are you reading right now? >> i work at a library so i'm usually reading about three different books at a time. so right now i actually am reading the battle hymn of the tiger moms, which is very interesting, and i'm also reading a innocency drew book. >> i just got out oft a leadership class so i'm reading a book called changing leadership down. know the author yet. i just got the book. >> thanks a lot, guys. >> could i have your names and where you're from. >> i'm christine wiggins from alexandria, virginia. >> what books do you think shaped america? >> i think probably young adult books. i loved -- not the list but harry potter, and things i have -- student and fahrenheit 451, and to kill a mocking -- -- mockingbird. >> do yaw
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